Flight Options Pilot Academy is taking to the skies to expand from its primary base on Sunshine Coast Airport and will commence training at a second location on Gympie Aerodrome. It aims to bring a new approach to flight training, providing innovative courses, new aircraft, a great location and highly experienced staff.
Gympie Aerodrome is ideally suited to flight training and is situated 10 minutes south of Gympie, or 30 minutes north of Noosa, on the Bruce Highway. The Aerodrome has a strong community spirit, is council operated and maintained, located in uncontrolled airspace and yields no landing fees. It is close to established local flight training areas enabling students to maximise time spent learning and offers beautiful scenery during flight and great year-round weather.
The Pilot Academy at Gympie will have a strong emphasis on teaching people to fly for fun. Students will have the opportunity to work toward their Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) and undertake flight training in a four seat Cessna 172. Obtaining an RPL is a cost-effective way for the average person to achieve their pilot’s licence and involves learning a broad range of aircraft handling skills which can be used to fly friends and family safely and enjoyably throughout Australia.
Announcing the opening, Flight Options Pilot Academy’s Head of Operations, Tim Holland said:
“Flight Options Pilot Academy has made a significant investment in flight training and is the only flying school on Gympie Airport conducting initial General Aviation training. We aim to promote flying as a fun, satisfying pastime and a challenging pursuit. We are proud to contribute to the growth of aviation in the region”.
Flight Options is the only flight school based at Gympie that is certified and able to conduct initial General Aviation training. The added benefit is the link to the home base at Sunshine Coast Airport for students who wish to develop their flying further. It offers Recreational, Private and Commercial Licences, along with Flight Instructor and Instrument Ratings, through to advanced business and corporate jet training utilising a Flight Safety Level D full motion Cessna Citation Mustang simulator, the most sophisticated and advanced technology available for aviation training. For the ambitious pilots, Flight Options has two programs that provide supported pathways to employment through the Airline Pilot and Outback Pilot Programs.
To experience the world of aviation, a Trial Instructional Flight provides a great insight. Under the watchful eye of an instructor, a student will take the controls of the aircraft and experience the magic of flight.
For more details, visit www.flightoptions.com.au or phone 07 5353 5242. Flight Options has all the information, guidance and support required to commence the aviation adventure.
Flight Options Pilot Academy is a Part 141 CASA approved training facility. It is a privately-owned Australian Company with a long history of achievements in aviation. All senior management and instructors have had extensive experience in the industry and been involved in advanced flight training in an airline or business aviation environment.
Tim Holland, Flight Options Chief Flying Instructor and Head of Operations, holds an ATPL, Grade 1 Flight Instructor Rating, Flight Examiner Rating and many other aviation qualifications. Tim has been an instructor for 20 years and a pilot for over 25 years, has run successful flight training organisations here and overseas and has extensive experience in providing previous flight training in Gympie.
For further information Contact, Rebecca Penny:
Phone: 07 5353 5242 or 0458 888 273
An interview may be scheduled with Tim Holland.